Friday, March 2, 2012
The most wonderful of days . A long stroll along the Old Roman road with Wilf. The afternoon sunshine beaming down from a near cloudless sky. We comment on how the old fellow walks on ahead of us with his head held high. You'd never know he's sick and tired and blind. When he's finally had enough he finds a spot in the shade, stops, turns on his side , and falls happily asleep. ' The font ' sits with him while I get the car .
All well until it's time for dog and owners to turn in for the night . Wilf starts walking round and round in circles. Unable to settle. Unable to sleep . Bumping into furniture. Scratching at the door to be let out , then immediately wanting to be let back in . Finally falls asleep at three. When he wakes at six the whole process repeating itself. Not the way we'd hoped it would be . The confusion heartbreaking to watch .
Over breakfast we have ' that ' conversation . ' The font ' makes an appointment at the vets . On our way home we'll stop at the cafe under the arcades for a half croissant . Today he might get a full one . And a sausage . And ice cream. If the diagnosis is bad we'll ask the senior vet to stop by this afternoon . There again Wilf has never been in a hurry to go anywhere he doesn't want to. Wilf by name, Wilful by nature.
Posted by Angus at Friday, March 02, 2012
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No, no, no. It can't be time just yet !!!! You are all in our prayers . Kath and family.ReplyDelete
I am so sorry to hear this. Wilf has had a wonderful life. You are in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyDelete
Dear ANGUS, the FONT, and of course most of all WILF: We have been there. Exactly where you are today. And it is funny and strange how we - as the owners and keepers of our beloved dogs - know intuitively when the precise moment is. That moment we all dread. But in some way know it is the most loving act of all. We are all with you today, in our love and continuing devotion. WILF will never know (or, I'll bet he does~!) how much pleasure he has brought to us.ReplyDelete
As we are on the Westcoast of Canada - we read the new post each evening before turning in.
When I saw the word just now - TIME? - I almost hesitated to read further. Here's to a full croissant, coconut ice cream, a lovely sausage, even a sprat or two. WILF - continue to be loved until you are just too tired. We shall never tire of you. Lovingly, EDENA in Vancouver, B.C.
Wilf looks wonderful under the blue sky. Give him a pat from us.ReplyDelete
Such a hard decision - all I know is that, when the time comes (and that may not be today) whatever you decide your and the font's decision will be made with love for Wilf.
Thinking of you all,
Riley (and his human)
Think carefully about what Wilf's telling you he wants. I know it sounds silly. But he'll tell you it's time. I have clearance. (I live in So Cal.) We trust that you know Wilf best of all. Holding you close at this time.ReplyDelete
Oh goodness, I do hope not, but the decision you take will be the right one. Dogs and their owners all have their limits and if thoughts can help, I will be thinking of you all day today.ReplyDelete
I hope this goes only as well as it may. My prayers too. I feel like I'm losing my own dog. Thank you for loving him so muchReplyDelete
Hopefully he will have some more time of grace with you.ReplyDelete
We're also hoping it's not today. Whatever happens, know that you are loved.ReplyDelete
Jed & Abby
Awww Wilfie, we are thinking of you, Angus and the font. Sending you hugs and hoping you get sweet dreams my friend.ReplyDelete
Julie and Poppy Q
Dear Agnus. As an anonoymous follower for a long time, I want to tell you that I am so sorry too. That little fellow has brought us all so much joy by the tales you have made with you wonderfull way with words (I can tell why you so often are making speaces to men in dark suits). I have been there too. Lost our precoius golden to cancer at an age of only almost 6 y. But I cant express my self better than EDENA in Canada. I too hesitated in reading further on whend I read TIME ? Love and all the best to Wilf, The Font and yourself from an other scandinavian, EM in DKReplyDelete
I cannot find any words... Je t'aime Wilfee !ReplyDelete
I am hoping, as I am certain we all are, that it is just an episode. I send all my love and hope for the very best possible outcome for Wilfie Pon and am so glad for him, Angus, that he is in the safest and wisest of hands with you, the font and the lovely vet. It's not my place to say, but, I don't think it's today, it can't be.ReplyDelete
Teena and Merlin xxx
Heartbreaking to watch, heartbreaking to read.ReplyDelete